Who knew wearing paper could look so elegant?
Richard Avedon’s most famous fashion portraits are the ones that seem to capture the essence of elegance in the movement of a fabric or the graceful lines of a long limb. It’s Dovima in a Dior dress, arms outstretched towards two elephants, swan-like neck craned into a perfect arc. It’s Veruschka suspended into the air in a Bill Blass mini dress, as if the very mood of the era was a springboard beneath her satin slipper-clad feet. Avedon’s uncommon knack for immortalising fashion’s elegant side is something that continues to be admired, and it’s a skill Iban Montero pays tribute to in his latest shoot Limited Paper.
But as well as wowing with its Avedon-like black and white elegance, Montero’s shoot has another – surprise – draw: the dresses are all made out of paper.
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